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1-Day Pass – Any Day
Online offer only; advance purchase required.

Includes: One visit to the San Diego Zoo®, Guided Bus Tour, Kangaroo Express Bus, Skyfari Aerial Tram, and all regularly scheduled experiences. Experiences above subject to availability.

1-Day Pass Any Day tickets valid any day within one year from date of purchase. Cannot be exchanged for Value Days ticket. No reservation required.

ADULT (12+) $65.00 ... SAVE $2.00
KIDS (3-11) $55.00 ... SAVE $2.00
* Plus tax. Prices are subject to change without notice.

Ranked as one of the best zoos in the United States, the San Diego Zoo is one of the most popular family-friendly attractions. Home to over 3,700 animals and over 700, 000 exotic plants, the zoo invites its visitors on an unforgettable journey into the wilderness. After you arrive at the zoo (you will need to arrange your own transportation), stop by the Visitor Centre and get your map of the attraction. From then on, plan your time carefully as there is loads to see and experience. Visit spacious animal enclosures and observe rare species in their natural habitats. Don’t miss out on the popular koala and panda exhibits and other special attractions like the Gorilla Tropics. Make sure you leave time for the Kangaroo Express Bus and the Skyfari aerial tram — a ride over the treetops offering picturesque views of the zoo below. You will also have the chance to learn more about the zoo's inhabitants during daily zookeepers' talks.

  • Explore one of the largest man-made safari parks in the world located in San Diego
  • Meet over 2,600 animals roaming 18,000 acres of authentic natural habitats
  • See lions, tigers, cheetahs, rhinos, gazelles, lemurs and more in areas representing many parts of the world
  • Admire the park from above with the Flightline zip wire and majestic Balloon Safari experience

Opening Hours

Wednesday:09:00 - 21:00

Thursday:09:00 - 21:00

Friday:09:00 - 21:00

Saturday:09:00 - 21:00

Sunday:09:00 - 21:00

Monday:09:00 - 21:00

Tuesday:09:00 - 21:00

Important information

  • Please bring a valid ID (e.g. passport) with you. The name on the ID needs to be the same as the name of the person traveling when placing the order. When entering the park, the attraction has the right to check the documents.
  • All tickets are Nontransferable and Non-refundable
  • The Zoo provides special parking, rest rooms, and access to shows, tour buses, and exhibits for guests with disabilities.
  • Please note there are steep grades in parts of the Zoo. A complimentary ADA shuttle service operates inside the Zoo for guests with mobility-related disabilities. Guests who use mobility assistive devices may also refer to the Zoo map for ADA pathways and elevators.

Terms and Conditions:

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability.​

Strollers and wheelchairs are available for rental at the front plaza near the entrance.

Wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Service animals allowed

Near public transportation

Infants must sit on laps

Transportation is wheelchair accessible

Surfaces are wheelchair accessible

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

2920 Zoo Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
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4 Tips for Visiting the San Diego zoo

The San Diego zoo is an awe-inspiring public zoo set on Long Beach. So, get ready to be taken aback by the mind-blowing creatures of nature. From sea otters, sharks and coral reefs to penguins and whales, the San Diego zoo is brimming with incredible inhabitants. Meet exquisite species of fish, adorable penguins, cute seals, sea lions and dazzling tropical birds from all over the different regions of the Northern and Tropical Pacific.

So, make your visit unforgettable and experience nature's terrific ecosystems with your very own sight! Keep on reading to discover 4 tips to make your visit to the San Diego zoo an experience worth remembering!


Arrive Early to See and Do More

Arriving early is especially important if you’re pressed for time and it is one of my top tips for visiting the San Diego Zoo during peak season.
The zoo can get busy (though nothing like the crowds you’ll encounter at theme parks) so get there when it opens and take the 35-minute bus tour first (when available) to avoid the lines that will start to form later in the day.


Plan Your Visit on a Weekday

As is the case with many San Diego attractions, weekdays at the San Diego Zoo are less crowded than weekends. Keep in mind that crowds on weekdays may be largely made up of young school children on field trips. This is especially true if visiting during Kids Free October, where weekends are subject to wait times due to current reduced capacity and increased health and safety measures.


Take the Guided Bus Tour First

The 35-minute guided bus tour that takes you around the perimeter of the zoo is included in the price of regular admission.
It’s a nice way to start a San Diego Zoo visit if it’s your first visit because you’ll get a feel for the layout of the zoo and learn some interesting animal facts along the way


Look at the Schedule Before You Go

There’s an ever-changing roster of neat and interesting happenings at the San Diego Zoo, so be sure to check the schedule of events and the animal feedings for the day of your visit.

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